An Analysis on factors that affect academic achievement of international students
As the world becomes globalized, there is an increasing number of the students studying abroad, especially in tertiary education. Many countries have encouraged universities to host more international students since it gives quality education and benefits on future careers to the students, and economic and cultural benefits to the host country, also contributes to promote exchanges and understanding among countries. However, international students face lots of problems as they have to deal with two tasks at the same time: adapting to unfamiliar environment and achieving an academic goal. In this regard, the government and universities in host country need to establish a policy to support international students. To give implications to host countries, this study investigated the factors affecting the academic achievement of international students in the degree program. This study set up the model and conducted a survey to verify the model. The results found that diversity of courses, school system, sharing information of school, local language skills and receptiveness of the local culture affect the academic performance of international students. Policy and managerial implications have been provided based on the research results, also some recommendations for future research.
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